The Indian Exchange-Traded Securities Market
Indian markets will continue to remain a global favourite in the near future, due in large part to the significant role of foreign institutional investors.
In just five years, India leapt from a state of primitive trading infrastructure to one of the most modern exchange-traded securities markets, comparable to the best in the world. Today, it is characterised by two main stock exchanges that rank third and seventh in the world in number of trades in equity shares, a strong trading and technology infrastructure, a wide array of market participants, a paper-free securities market, and T+2 settlement with straight-through processing.
In a new report, , Celent examines the growth of this market, looking at how technology has influenced its rise as a global top performer. The Indian market has garnered the attention of the global investing community due to its high returns and widespread international participation. Over the last four years, the Indian equity market has outperformed most of the global markets, with an annual return exceeding 30% each year. The market capitalization has reached US$1 trillion, and Celent expects it to reach US$1.4 trillion by the end of 2008.
The most significant investor group over the past few years has been the foreign institutional investors, over half of which are registered in the US and UK.
"High growth and globalisation of the Indian economy and its corporate sector, coupled with investment-friendly regulations and an efficient electronic trading systems are a continuous source of attraction for foreign institutional investors," says Sandeep Hebbar, senior analyst and author of the report.
The 32-page report contains 26 figures and two tables. A table of contents is available online.Members of Celent's Institutional Securities & Investments and Retail Securities & Investments research services can download the report electronically by clicking on the icon to the left. Non-members should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.